I wanted a chopping board made out of food friendly wood that fitted inside my Tibetan Plate/Bowl, with the added bonus of also doubling up as a secondary plate/bowl. For some pleasing edging I decided to add my leaf design which I've already used on a previous item, my griddle handle.
Sycamore wood blank.
The Sycamore wood blank chopped to a rough thickness.
After cutting the sycamore, rounding and bevelling to the required shape to fit my Tibetan Plate/Bowl, it was time to pencil out the overlapping leaf design.
The finished design all carved out.
The plate/bowl side.
The chopping board side.
The leaf design folds around the edge of the board, just far enough not to hinder the chopping surface.
Just a little more finishing required with some fine sandpaper and diamond tip awl.
I decided to finish off the Sycamore with two coats of linseed oil and rubbed down with Carnauba Wax. I wanted a thick seal so the plate and chopping board would take some punishment from food stuffs and knife edges.
A perfect snug fit inside the Tibetan Plate/Bowl, with room to spare for a cloth fire glove, and chopping knife.